Blue Vase

Description (Brief):

Blown vase with high rounded shoulders tapering in a cone to a moderate sized base. The neck is moderate in both diameter and length and slightly flares outward. Glass is encased with white opaque inside and turquoise on the exterior. Blown into a pattern mold to create a diamond ribbed pattern. Neck was gently twisted creating a different optical pattern. The outer blue layer thins to the bottom resulting in shading to a pale blue. The surface is etched with hydrofluoric acid, called "Satin Glass" finish.

Date Made: 1888

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Web Subject: Art Glass


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Phoenix Glass Co., through Dr. David T. Day, U.S. Geol Survey

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CE.94500Catalog Number: 94500Accession Number: 20500

Object Name: Vase, Large

Physical Description: blue (overall color)blue, light (overall color)monochrome, white (internal surface decoration color name)glass, ?, translucent (overall material)cased (joint piece production method/technique)Measurements: overall: 13 in x 7 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 19.05 cm


Record Id: nmah_597642

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